Bus carrying deaf children overturns in Missouri

DANVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say 15 children were taken to a hospital after a charter bus carrying students from the Missouri School for the Deaf overturned in eastern Missouri.

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education spokeswoman Sarah Potter says none of the students has life-threatening injuries. She says the injuries appear to be minor.

Police say the crash happened around 1:30 p.m. Friday near Danville as the bus was exiting Interstate 70.

Two chaperones and the driver also were taken to University Hospital in Columbia. Hospital spokeswoman Mary Jenkins says the adults also suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Interpreters from the school and the hospital are helping translate for the children, who range in age from 10 to 18.

Potter says children were heading home after the end of their summer term.

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